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Newton County Purchasing Police Committee makes progress on revisions

Pending a review of the ethics component and input from the county’s constitutional officers, recommendations for changes to Newton County’s purchasing policy should be finalized in early June.

FFA—FCCLA Center in Newton County awarded $9.5 million for new facilities

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Newton County will benefit from a $9.5 million appropriation in the state budget for construction of a dining hall and activity center.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most

I love to travel. I love getting home even more.

State Rep. Pam Dickerson criticizes governor's Opportunity School District legislation

State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, spoke out against the governor’s Opportunity School District legislation at a breakfast meeting Tuesday, calling it a bad bill that gives the governor too much power.

Porterdale enacts 'Jake Brakes' ordinance

The city of Porterdale has approved an ordinance prohibiting the use of Jacobs Braking System brakes inside the city limits, except in the case of an emergency.

Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis withdraws appointment to Purchasing Committee

A member of a citizens committee appointed to review Newton County’s purchasing policy said Friday she was not surprised that her appointment was rescinded.

Legislative breakfast planned for April 14

The 2015 version of the Georgia General Assembly was set to wrap up Thursday. Now, area residents will have a chance to get an update on the session from their elected leaders at a post legislative breakfast set for Tuesday, April 14.

Local firm buys Hawthorn Suites at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers

The Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotel at the Georgia International Horse Park has been acquired by OHM Conyers Lodging, a local company that expects to market the hotel toward horse park patrons and the film industry. The hotel purchase was closed March 16 for a reported sales price in the $3 million range.

Covington Baxter plant in Stanton Springs part of Baxalta spinoff

After years of anticipating the “Baxter effect,” locals will have to adopt a new phrase to refer to the company’s economic impact on the area — the “Baxalta effect.”

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Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival draws thousands

Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival draws thousands

Thousands turned out for the two-day Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival held at the Georgia International Horse Park last weekend.

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